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Running a GMC 3500HD dually with single rear wheels?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mkwl, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Hey Guys-

    Wondering if I can run my 2012 GMC 3500HD DRW chassis cab with only single rear wheels for plowing (increased ground pressure with singles versus duals, and narrower footprint)? Will I damage anything? Spacers needed to run only one wheel per side on the studs?

  2. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    It has dual wheels for a reason
  3. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    I did it on a f-450 all winter with no problems. I used a bare rim for the inside tire.
  4. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Yes, I know- for weight distribution across 4 tires- but I'm not going to run it with a load of stone in the back (just with enough ballast to satisfy Western's recommendations).
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Gm still making hd's
    Your also forgetting the weight of the bed and whatever's on it
  6. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    I have always preferred a dually over single as the truck does not get pushed around by the snow nearly as quickly. Not to mention, if you get a flat tire with one of the duallies you just keep plowing.